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O: ICIL. o-OA Of THE CITY OP ·,e , M i IA-W T uMau or w-CATIMu .
What a twe . yem as D t
ar 'Jsema oa the Law of Will.
. weolse a gi Iascetmra i
Iser would 1 give seethes for
Jude ad July Tria, l rp mat ,
ar C t IotfUetes oas 0--io
btcB Chytty, hnt, prpealas>e Ah. 3
wl nyles bhetp te to py the bll
i ow nlst howcrt an Cad wi l
Seb anged by reading Janesaa w
hat a e te a "Jury T.alla" to meli
Or esa, or VtUty? hactaaet- in
* har mar u  .
lMA ntlI i It thrat kad'-
r In Ca - 's aurrt t so ae Nwi heed.
Po.m iespia.am le ao fmos-r U1
'llyer'i pa snersrtp' I've read o
A(ln uea t t); "Contract to vdh or
Saooe on named Fitzslauou Pi
tdees Iat seem to help me on.
'Lsee i no statute I can fad di
SWill mk a euld. t chanlge ler eld
SNMe know I where the itl onts t ht
~ SG a law wtiu help me win
A ntt lithe mitne-or I'd begin
l "seaearcblt out It Isn't la a
MIy ese t Le "eading (sues. et
gut-"IlayItes on Awpeals" Ah.
TIs ust the aswro to my prayer'
I know nor how to do it. hi
From her s dealou--by theosal w
Of all the rourts!--I will appea l:
ad that win make othe verdict nU.
Until I can rc clew It.
-Jmecs . ilurrctt, In N. E. aglna at
Slsea Captain's Story of a trarm- f
$ 17 of Smuggloru, tI
Shamy uengersf returning from
Zland or the continent to the Uoitedl
tates appear to imagine that they
have done a brilliant thing Twhen they
aupseed In amunggling dutiable gro nd t
Sthrouah the eustit honMc. If thcy
errape detection, threy congtratulate
themselves on their cleverness in out
witting the lovernment officials; but
when they are not succerfuhl and are
expoaod. the ase assumea a different I
·a pect.
The poeition of the smuggling trav
heer is indeed one of the most awkward p
I have been a witness of many amusa- I
lang canes that have occurred on the ! h
White star Sitsi anl at their lan;ing t
place. One of these left a lastin im
ptpreeion on my memory, owing, per
hap, to the extraordinary condluct of
oll the memlers of an entire family
during the voy.yae from Liverpool to
In the early part of September, 187-, .,I
I atood as the grangway ,n thbre tre:
deck of the Ibtlti'. t which I waa thenf
ILn p~O~Il, at Liverpool. watchitg
th passengers come on board from the
tender. 'lthe slip was anchored in the
river, about thlrec-luarters of a milef
from the lndtmin r stage.
Among the lest to leave the tender
wan a family which consistel,i of father,
mother and( four daunhter. lThe
father was an od niu--short, stout I
and thick Ct. lelh wife was round.
plump, very red in the foe,-Land panted
wlth the exertion she wa- making.
The daughters, ,in the contrary, were
long. lank, anil thin, blth in face and
The whole aipmearaiuce tif the groupa
was no poor, aind their res s , shabby ti
and worn, that ith they went aft anontg
the saloon li lengres it seemed as if a
mibtake hoil been nmade, and that their
proper place was in the steerage. Many
of the immigrants were clad far more
On the pnaFsge, two or three days
iater, happening to go aft one morning,
I again marked this curious family. i
They were witting entirely apart from
the other pemCer on the long
wooden seat that ran along the.side of
the railing. ISteamer chairs were a
laxuny in which, elvidently, they had
not indulged.
The father, mother and four daugh
~te-toe dahubtere resembling a flight
of steps of even grndhatonks-sat
solemnly aide by side, without uttering
a word, and appearing as if they were
assembled at a funeral.
The ship was full of paseengers, who
were mostly Americans. returning
from their summer outing. They hadl
not much to ioccupy their attention.
and soon all who were well entough to
enjoy any little novelty or excitement
were attracted toward this strange and
very eccoutrie family group.
They responded so briefly and coldly
to kinld inquiries made of them by sev
eral of the ladies that even the most
inquisitive were obliged to give up try
ing to solve tile problem which they
seemed to suggest- They were soon
left entirely to themselves
Not one member of the family was
ever seen alone, either on deck or in
the saloon. If one of the party rose up
to walk. all f,,rmed in solemn pro.es
sion. Sicntlv antd sadly they prom
enaded up anl dow-n the deck, until. at
a silual from the father or mother, all
stopred nnol renamted their seats.
tOne of the ladies who sat at my tahle
asked me what I thought of these po
pIe. I had had no time up to that mi
mert to think about them at all and
to'l her so; hut I added that. if the
weather continued tine. I should east
an eye on tt-cn occatlonsll!. end tell
her what crcluion I arrived at.
The seatthir prved favorable, and I
began to te s, nmow hat interetteii in the
famtly. (ertainlr their movements
were very peculiar Whether they
were a•sed hy timidity. eccentrlcit.
or a desire to be let severely alone. I
oruld not quite decide
Aa the end of the pasage approaehed.
tnmistaka·iic signs of anxiety and
nevOInr ec were visible in the face
of .il the membrs of the family. One
afternoon juat before dinner, near the
whelhbins. the olI man eudi.enly be
ana couvereat in .ith a gentleman
who stood near. I happened to over
Lear the talk
'he we.ather was the frst tljple: eat
am the sluject drifted to that rec
the odl amnms hert. lie began to make
u - ·--nms t thaeinta heaw ia
* atºe3 em@6 * e I isi . ok H ae waslold
that thu7YWe re
"What amount Is allowed duty fi e.
hei inquired and this u'estiet we.." "4
u weredaounitetrams. lai
,M.lgaht hours later we had or If
pteid sady Book, and were fast ap-.
proaching quarantine when something t
called me from the grlce, tiad I went
Q btk atfi
There. standing by thq railing, leek- Lh
IngoE toward Mtaten Maild, we t e to
members of this strange family. Bu i th
what a change! I thought of Clndeella 4;
and hier magical tranformation. ea
TAi day was one of the hotteq of tg
September. yet the old lady 'was
wrapped ta an eleaa sealski get
ment titat reached nearly to her feet. t
Under i I saaw the folds of a bsad&
some black satin dre A rich bonnet le
on her head and light kid gloves Im
pleted her costume .. le
The old men looked as if he hadJu it
come from the hands of one of the most ti
fashionable Loaden talkJ . Be was
dressed in a complete new saul of
clothes, a costly overcoat epd alik d
hat .'
But the greatest change in appearl A
ance was in the four daughters. Hith- Ii
erto they had been long, slim girls; g
now they were quite round and plump. d
Their dresses were plain but rich; and p
handsome hats shaded their faces, p
which were, however, thin and, ,if aon cl
thing, still paler than before, g
As soon as the ship waS in her berth a
and everything made secure, I eame i
down from the bridge. and, standing a
mar the gangwy.r ., ,athed.te bag
gage as it was carried on the daok. It ti
so happened that it was pied up not qj
far from the foot of the gangway, so i
that I had a good opportunity to see l
the result of the examination. n
The mysterious family had already o
gone ashore with the other pasengers,
and now stood near a collection of I
trunks. bags and bundles of rags.
waiting for an officer to examine their
I was well acquainted with the senior c
inspector, who was stationed but a few
steps from the gangway. Occeeasionally
he looked up and smiled as the men f
came to him and reported the result of
their work. t
A few minutes later an omital ap
proched the strange family and asked t
for the keys of their trunks, which the ,
old man had not produced. He thrust t
his hand into his pocket and drew out
his keys. The o!icer took them, fitted
them to the trunks, threw open the lid
of one after another, lifted the con
tents, ran his hand through them; In
short, made the usual examin:ion.
In the meantime the attention of the
I senior oficer lhad been drawn in that +
I reiletilma At".* .s..04 "...4. t'l the
....up, carefully scrutinirinp its mem
bers while the examination was in pre'
eWhen all hald been opene', the lids
were closed and marked by the inspec
e tor, who then reported that nothing
contrai,and or dutiable had been found.
I smiled as Il herd the report At that
moment the eyes of the senior oficer
met mine. I noticed a peculiar ex
it pressibt on his face
Advancing toward thr party, the in
spector told the old man to go to the
office occupied by the custom-house offi
cials. !ty curiosity was excited. I
I left the ship, went down the gangway.
and stood a few steps distant, watching
p the proceeloin-s.
The old man's countenance turned a
ggr eenish-mi bite as he lool.td in the di
, rection indlicateL The old lady trem
ir bled and seemed scarcely able to stand;
while the four girls were white and
. terror-stricken. They followed the
superintendent into the olicee, and the
s door closed behind the whole party.
f. The old man was requested to step
. into one of the examining rooms, while
n the mother and daughters were taken
g in charge by a female searcher and
of conducted into another.
a After about half an hour the trem
bling woman and her daughters re
turned to the main nffire. The female
h searcher followed, and, going up to the
ht table in the center of the room, placed
st a small valise upon it In front of the
ig appraise.
re At almost the same moment the olmd
man appeared, accompanied by an offi
mo cer.. The officer placed on the table a
g small package inclosed in brown paper.
i ri The office was now falled with people.
, many of whom were passengers from
to the ship. They had perceived that the
at queer family were suspected, and had
id remained behind to seethe "fun." The
appraiser rose from his chair, went up
ly to the table and opened the valise.
v- Every eye was upon him as he drew
at forth its glittering contents and spread
y- them out before it.
v swiss, French and English watches.
m chains, both long and abshort. bracelets.
rings and jewelry of every description
as lay sparkling in the sunlight. The
in brown paper package, upon being
mp opened, disclosed about six thousand
.s- dollars wortih of unset diamonds.
u- These were found concealed in the
at clothing ~-f the old man.
1l The total value of the goods was es
timated to ie nearly eleven thousand
dle dollars.
n- A loud laugh rang through the room
o- at the expression of dismay on the old
ad man s face. There was little sympathy
be for hi.m, but the position of the poor
st old lady and her daughters was indeed
11 pitiable.
In the excitement of the moment I
I did not think of remarking the appear
he suce of the girls until an exclamation
its from one of thie passengers drew my
v attention to them. They were no
tr longer round and plump as just before
SI leaving the ship. but had resumed their
dormer lank appearance.
d. I ascertained later that the greater
ad part of the jewelry had been concealed
as in the clothing of the daughters. as
ne tIhe father had stupidly imagined that,
he owing to their youth, they would not
e- be suapeeted
an On my return voyage I learned that
Cr- the old man had been compelled to pay
double duty on hih 'oods. 1hether
met not he ever made a second attempt at
mt smggliung I aent lmy. It was the
be last time that lw ever er-med the At
Is- Ie ar ea seerd any ship under my
e mm-an - heItee I. Keinedg.
ir anTab hmng
atresei "ansa ,ait UIr . eWe t, 6
A r eai. L-a t t :d li n t
S"We sold one milita more hfme a
last year than we ever disposed of be
fore in a twelvem6nth," 1Ud the ,da
ager of the reatsest *eat tl eil e -
tablahmeasnt in the world to a tsar re
porter the other day. "I don't imagine
that it was beeamse people are loaeeg
their teeth mmre rapidly now than bete
tofore, although it is mquest
e tht the s th ends riil f,
I the hman chewing aL Hal d
come progressively less froma gene r
lion to generation in this country. It
is more the fashlon now than It ha~
ever been in the past to wear false of
teeth, partly for the reasoa that the
public hasoelee to realise h at aideb
lent mbstibatss they are for real ones ,
Ssand partly owing to the faetthat tooth
leesness excites much more disgust thaS
it did in old times, when such an afilic
I tion was commonly observed and was
! regarded as unavoidable.
"It is very rare to see a person nowa- t
i days, whether a man on a woman, visi
bly disfigured by the absence of teeth .
Anybody whose grinders fall out will,
in nearly every case, go to a dental Ur- to
S:geon and procure artificial ones They is
" don't cost much. You can get a cor- b
d plete double set for from $16 up to T&a m
I Probably a fashionable dentist will
P charge you the latter price. Ills mar- I!
gin of profit is considerable, inasmach
as the teeth themselves cost only from
fifteen to eighteen cents apieea They tl
are made of porcelain, of kaolin usual
P ly, baked in an oven. For the plates
the material best approved is rubber.
The handsomest plates are made of eel
l utold. and they have the advantage of
"e lightness in weight, but celluloid does
not resist well the acids with which it h
y comes in contact in the month. Alumi
Sanium has been tried, but it is affected
A by vinegar and salt, as well as other
11 substances that are eaten, the result It
t being the development of a salt of alu
minium, which is thought to be injuri- i
or uon to tile system.
w "The enamel of artflcial teeth is
l7 composed of metallic oxides, and the a
a fin:.,hing processes to which they are
^ subjected are so delicate that no two
teeth produced can be made exactly a
P- alike in point of coloring. Among all
d the hundreds of thousands of teeth
Me which we keep in stock, probably no
at two would match to absolute perfee
st tion. lut those that are most nearly
ed alike are put together so that the eye
id of nobodly but an expert would detect
'- any difference.
in "After all, i atural teeth exhibit
marked dissimnilarities in an individual.
he it does not do to make false teetu look
at too handsome, lest they appear an
he natural, and dental surgeons commonly
m- carry their imitation of nature so far as
a to make teeth, in many instances, look
more or leas defective, the better to
ids carry out the deception. What is called
e- 'bridge work' consists in inserting a
ng false tooth in a gap between two natural
ad. ones in the jaw. fastening it in place by
,at gold handls around the adjoining teeth.
*er Go!l crowns are frequently put on old
ex- roots nowadlays. this device having the
adlvantage that the crown can be readily
In. removed at any time for the purpose of
the keeping the root beneath in good con
fi- dition.
I "The latest important invention in
iy, the line of hdentistry is a machine by
Ing whih steel excavating burs are made.
ilitinorto these delicate little instru
1 a inents had to Ite manufactured lby hand.L
di- You can only perceive how very deli
an- cate they are by examining them un
ad; der a powerful magnifying glass. To
nd make them by hand was a very labor
the ious process. and not lens than six hun
the dred thousand dollars was spent in ex
perim.ents before the machine for pro
tep ducing them was successfully con
tile structed. It turns them out with such
ten rapidity that they only cost ten cents
md apiece now."-Washington Star.
re- Columbus and the Theory of the Earth's
ale Inoteastty.
the I he true theory of the rotundity of
red the earth, whi'h classical antiquity had
the clearly formulat4ed, but which in the
earlier middle ages had been ridiculed
old as an idlic fancy iof the philosophers or
)fll' pr'-critsd as an impious heresy, gained
e a credit aain in the f,,urteenth century,
wr. and in the fifteenth was disppteid by no
ple. p-rrm ,f ecducati,,n. And if there were
-om only threet continents-and th-:st made
the up the old wv.rll-it was necessary io
had suppose that Asia formed the western
['he boundary of the ,-ean The extreme
up east of Asia was, owing to the rotund
ise. it- of the earth, also the extreme west
w linut then, how wide was the oesea-n?
ead liow far east did Asia extend from the
Mediterrane.an? The t't answe.r to
ies. these ,lquetions was giren ly Marc.,
eta. Polo. the most distinguished travel.r of
tioe the middle ages, a Venetian by birth.
The At the end of the thirteenth century he
aing spent albout twenty-five years in travel
and ing as a merchant lie made his way
ids. right throutgh Asia. visited the busy
the ports of China. and thence sailed round
back to Plersia. Without scientific 1
es- training. but endim-ed with an'
and ol'n, receptive mind, he gathered
impressions in the highlands of
mm Asia, the fruit fields of (China. and
old on the tropical coast of the Sun la isles.
thy and wrote an account of what he had
toor seen. It is not surprising that he over
leed estimates the distances traversed in his
journeys through the Asiatir mountain
at I country and his voyag..s which too,'
ear- him far south of China. It was very
ion natural that all who afterwards read
my the story of his travels-and Columbus
no possessed a copy-should imagine the
tore extent of Asia to be much greater than
heir is really the case. And the more Asia
was enlarged in this faslhion, the mo-'
ater the ocean contracted And this ecn
led clnsion was all the more welcome he
Sas cause the whole shining array of class
hat ital authors from the great Aritsttl)e
not ,t-wnwards. had taught that the isaan
was relatively mall. and that the land
that made up by far the gre'ater part of the
pay surface of the earth.
r e After Marvo Pol, vet another Itilian.
e at loleode Coatt, lbed been in Indi mat
the the beginnng othe ftreath cent'ry).
At and had raehed the tptee islands by
my way oe the Nends isles, After his ew
ey trm be m a tport e his Jouraey to
he op.e, Tesesma amles gainied
I ditiedB~ Mllima bh F werd of ma.
id i niicseu. o1f w lf ws .ridae. m
- e w dies Astre nodd sam f
hecad 1sir ril Ipkdd d .el ao briiiwVn reb st
Bdoa di m aopreetiatno id f on, Gm
a globe the dlstribmtit of land .e -
water. The ooasUti of Eropfr ha thi
Sootlsad southwards, and the western s
emat of Africa as fr m OaaadneL d
bertographers of Italystbd 80"N.O
en n by Polo n wrUina ad .V Ct A.
In eotversatioa, to construct apis f
of the position and sire a the oont~
of Asian a pletre  hich might claim to to
give a trte, or, at all evet 1 ob . wi
preeatatlio of the hce. A sketch Wi
made it quite clear to the Italisan o -
grew stronger, ad bhe e.ma to think g
Sthst a man in- the alghbtrood of m
Mesie f, or eampi--t I may borrow -
the geographical Inaguage o our own mi
time-would be o otbi east coast of dt
Jalan. He Imnew how thie Portuguese Pr
were exerting-theiaelves to find a way
to India round Africa. gem the Ital. P
y ian agents at Lsbon lhe constast!y
Sbeard of new attempts His sketch Jo
L map showed him that this route must ci
be decidedly longer, even without tak- t
ing into account the fact that no one
had the least idea how far Africa ex- ct
a tended to the south. He wished to put L
r the Portuguese on the right track, and hi
with this object he made an indirect 01
t application to the king of Portugal. tt
SIIs letter to the king'sconfessor, Canon a
1- Hernan Martiny, at Lisbon. is dated
from Florence, June 24, 1474. and as- i
uores for him the honor of being the bt
first to project a voyage to the west. d
At this time Columbu was scarcely is
established in Lisbon, and it is impos- m
sr sible that he should have heard of the b
It letter at once, as it was Intended in the b
first instance only for the king and his l
intimate counclilors. The project was t
s regarded with little favor in Portugal, ti
at all events on the part of the crown, 0
and was probably kept as a state secret.
But even if this had not been the case, e
yo it iL inconceivable that an absolute g
stranger, a common sailor, without r
th money and without friends, should v
have heard of the matter at once. It v
no vas only at a later period-in my opin- t
ion it was years later-that Cotlumbus
sly howed an interest in the idea. his s-: t
ye cial position at Lisbon was now estab- I
l1shetL lHe could speak Portuguese
S*ith suelt freedom that no one would 4
tt take him for a foreigner. Ils relation
k ship with a distinguished family would
make access to the court possible to c
In- i News wa.. eIa tioapoztl n t 11 t
ly from the ocean. Ills active mind c
and his lively fancy were occupted
more and more with the great sea in
the west It was at this time, proba
bly at the beginning of the eighties,
a that he applied to Toscanelli and asked
for information. It ih necessary to pre
by face Toscanelli's letter with this ry.
planation, .ecause, as we shall see, the
the letter itself ha-s been tampered with.
Tuscanelli wrote to ('Coumlrus as fol- c
O lows: "I perceive your great andl noble 1
desire to travel to the land where the
n- spices grow. therefore siend as an
in answer to your letter a cop,y of a letter
by which I sent a few days ago to one of
de. my friends, who was in the wrvie of
his majesty the king of I',rtnugal itfore
ru- the Castilian wars, in answer to, one hoe
eL was commissioned b- the king to ad
el - dress to me on the subjects cnicerned,
ron and I send you a nautical map which
T corresponds with the one I sent himnt."
The letter to Martiny referred to be
n longs to June, 1474, and is. as Tmea I
exnelli says. not the first which he had
tro written to Portugal at~ut the matter.
on- We are therefore justifled in assumine
that Columbus had not coneivedr a cimn
ns liar plan when Tsecanlli had already
sketched a map to illustrate, it.--l)r. S.
- nge, in Hlarper's Magazine.
A searrah Arter Euelttme.t to Arnuse the
of |lsdee.ld -en.Ibtt Ite.
had Two American young m "n on their
the war to China ,met in an hotel in San
leid IFrancisco a misios:nary just returned
Soir from that country. lTh.i clhrgyman i-
ne t gan eangerly to tell tlwm of the art and
try, architecture, the strance ,llst,,omu and
no beliefs which they wouldl tind there to
err interest them.
ade They listened with pu,lite" indiffer
v io ene. oIne of them said at last:
rn "T, tell you the truth. we, are not in
me ter1estel in any i f th,,.e things. W
ind- are going mai:ly to witn'es i' Chin^te
est execution. \We have heard tl;hat as
an? many as thirty men are often teoheaded
the in a dlay. and we nmean to i eo the
to l itzht.
irco "'lrely younl do not me-an it?"
r of The- young men almast chuckled at
rthl. ithe look of horror and disgust which
he ,the missionary turned on them.
vel- . bhy. my dear man. it is the horror
tray that we want." one said. " The exhibi
eusy ,tion will be startling. of course-a
und i thlusanli times more so than a dozen
tific tragedies on the stage' Think of the
an ' Msnantion:
redi They were not quizzing their listener.
of They went to (hina. where, perhau
and they saw executions ant experienced
lee. the sensations they omught
had i It may be supposd that they were ty
ser- nature or by training and asuciati,-n
his crucel and brutal in their tastes No
tain that was not the explanation of thi.ir
ok ' craring for a bloodwly spectacle.
rcry Their fathers were men of wealth.
-esd who had allowed the sons to grow up
bus in idleness and without an aim in li.fe. I
the The yrmang men had well nigh exhaust
han ed the power of money to supply them
Asi them with a new sensatiou and were
5Ot' ready to go to the enris of the earth and
n- ti indulge the most bruta.i tendencies
he- of their natwre to obtain the gratif a
las tino.
ntle' Not many i-le readers of the (.irn
%an panion can afford to go to (hina to kill
and time. bit they cran effeettally mrnie:
the it in a village plut-rem. or on the gos
airy porch of a snmmer r-esrt
lia. The slow death of their own m;lad
a t and nnls thruth stagnatimn will net
ahryr. hk the world as do someof the sit-itt
Sby crimes that leswlt feme the enltivati;.a
src- of idleMneum *y either a rich man ie a
to poor man. but it b fat so less tis.e
- - water plant- , whos
u44 _ the t eop, tem a .y iri .
4at~ t a" e." p 17. Teim oplr d
gueit number of miaiae halir eeeg
te·sod the 3are~ We teru ean
aPte tgsano tihe@ hairs, even when
othe esrl fl t d down bemeath Se
--It has alwas been generaiy hi
, that anmew heeps the grored
Sbet so very cecate dat o. the
s bjeae hat hitherto been 4otroetcm .
Aedea6r gly it is interestitg to leesi,
roesm observations recently made at
Kathe6liaeaurg, that at a depth" of
fourten inches the soils when oovdrd
with two feet of snow, was te desa
warmer than at the surface.
-The whole Moslem race despise aa
abhor the msond of bells, which they
say case the evil spirits to sasembleto
gether. Thy do not see them on their
mosques br churches, but have last*.d
men called muesins, statlome in the
minarets, who call out five timese eh
day for the people to assemble for
prayer. The cry is: "There is no god
but God, and Mohammed is his
prophet." p
-A practical joke was played by a
jolly fellow in Roseburg, Ore. e -
chewed sonp until he frothed at the
mouth; then, with a carving knife, he
rushed madly at a young lady in the
street, as if about to kill her. Mr.
Long, her escort, promptly knocked
him down and sat upon him until an
officer appeared, and it is likely that
the joker will be imprisoned for his
--The wat4r spider, which spends
most of its time under water, carrina a a
bubble of ir for breathing on the un
der side of its body, and when this air v
is exhausted it comes to the surface for
more. It is enabled to carry the air
bubble because the under side of its
body is covered with tiny hair set so
close together that the surface filihoi
the water does not pass them, although
the air does, and thus the air is impria
oned among the bhars
-During the past forty years the
churches in the United States have
grown in numbers at a much greater
rate than the population. In 1850 tlere
Iwere 98,183 churches or buildings de
voted to purposes of worship. In 1891)
there were 142,256. The gain in forty
years was 104,073, or 272 per cent. In
the same period the population of the
SUnited States increased from 23,191,876
" to 02,82.50. This shows a gain of 39,
i 430,874, or 170 per cent.
-All the fungus diseases of plants,
such as mildew, scab, blight, rust, rot,
etc., are contagious. The contagion is
S.,nl h niu f-ar to year in the dis
d eased parts, be ii leaf. fJuv g bramnh.
, The presence of any of this disea&u
u material in the orchard or vineyard in
. creases the chance of the appearance
and spread of the disease another year.
I l othing is so destructive to the fungus
spores as fire. and all affected plants,
or parts of plants, should be cut out and
e burned.
-A tenor in a Blrooklyn church often
1-. endeavored to cause fun in the choir by
le making droll faces at the other singers.
e There was one member of the congre
n gation who considered his levity idiotic.
r In the collection basket he dropped a
,f paper containing tIhese words: "'o
f the Pastor:-The service would be much
,, more interesting if you could persuade
,, your tenor to act more like a man, and
,. less like a monkeyy.." The pastor handed
,1, the slip to the tenor. and since then,
*h during service, his face has l-een as
grave as that of a high-priced sexton. 0
S -By a law of Richard ii.. of En- s
n. gland (1:131. abled-bodied beggars were
ul punished and compelled to latbor. and
r. provision was made for the helpless.
me ly an act of hlenry VIII. 15;;i license 
n- were given to impotent persons to begt
iv a ithin fixed limits. hut unlicensed beg
. gars were n hippi.,t and all persons giv
ing alms to such forfeite'd ten times the
amount given. In the reign of :lian- a
beth beggars above the age of fourteen
,were gre- iously whipped, burned
through the car with a hot iron. and for
ir the third offence were put to death.
in This regulation was repealed in IJd3.
sci --Nearly three-fourthls of all the
c- cases ,f ,cholera in so.,thrn Rusnsia. -
Id or in the region Is-tween the Caupian
id sea and the Black. have provetl fatal.
to In SL l'etersburg. wih, re tltter sanitary
conditions exist. onv, half the eans.
-r- have proved fatal. In ilarnl,mbrg th.
rati. f deaths in,'holira cases :al teen
r-I nearly one-half, while in northern i;er
V\ many, in Iclgium. and in -rance. it
sie hasbeenal-,ut one-thir.L Alrut ei.hty
as per cent,. of thie a s in i'ersi.a are
ed thounht to hay,- pr, v-ed faI;t . qnuart
he Cr of hi million Pe'rsian' areo inpPn.-el to
have perished .by the Asiatic- choiera
this year.
at -(ne of the most intero--:! -.hibi
ch tions in conns lion ; ith the recent t
Orientalist conrers in Lmondn is a co!
or leection of tor.l-- us- by is rkmnen in
hi- building the pi-ramids of Ec-pt. They
-a amre gathere- and art, exhibited hby the
en illustrions Eg:ptol,-gist. Mr. Iliinders
he t'mri,-ie. Theom. U!enils indi,-ate that
ancient workni. n had an asto·i't inc
r. a-qulaintance sitlh many tt*ls ,l;ihlI
aF 'e hare been accustmeslcl to c-on:shr
r-c rsentially mrlern Am ng t-, ex
hibits are solid anl tubular ,-,rualorn
?y tipped drills and straight and rirrri'ar
on saws sul chisels dert-ribel as "not a e'
Sinferior to those now u-el."
A t(.Itsntie Gdd. ot War.
In the Japanese capital there is a
th. girantic image of a woman made ,of
up mod. iron and plasler The time of
Sits erection and the name of its des~n
et r ar in dispute, but it is known to
m bare been dedicated to Hachimhn. tx.e
r god of war In height it measures fifty
four feet the head alone, which is
e reached by a winding stairwsy in the
" interior of the figure. leing capable of
holding a company of twenty persons
'u" The oddness holds a s~-ord in her right
ill hand and a huge painted wooden all
eIc. in the left. Internally the statne is
'a- the finest anat,-mical model in exist
I elsc. every bone. jint ani liga:ment
Sbeing represented on a gigantic seale
Siin prapartion to the height and general
st ize of the huge 8g,-v itself. The
' large eyes are nagaifying glase,
through whish afne view of the air
4 a smdig ceiniry my be him&-.
.p e .V!U .. - ii L.
". o. W UV-s.
Attorney at r.i W.o
.r YWacmrmlas La.
Ittoranduaad.seler atftla
pmirdwifua. pooint. Coup.
.Attorneys at a.&wr,
Notary :-: Public,
I pamc,. DAYOU SARA. LA.
. F. BRROW, M.D.,
Physician and Surgeon
P. o., aos Sire, La.
Re ldaeeo: lighisad Plantatioa.
J. W. LEA, M.D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
SResidence at Mrs. West's. Ninth Ward.
Wenst Feliciana.
a 4pat.g dpc.. - -.
Physician and Surgeon,
Om: As rresidenoe.
Physician and Surgeon,
a me Lesa lu. ns.
, Physician and Surgeon,
O' eeg hi. br.rfe.eTonai Perrie tO al 36
toe umodlO ad withfl the parls.
TtrMPAl B s NOt lit'CLf
sboot lnlr oo.',e An.O'f. Lei et:ew Iangro
-nd Inke t e ie anry rI,aitttlou Its tla r-ls
will be -n'-.,lcr"-l 'r-sntu <.' it. and a;l of
tend.rs prnaeuted therefor. o . I JAI-E,
hu',.irK 'f It " k n I . I" ti-cr withI r.d. dot
or Run. tin c it- hr - I, ',u :on or l1rown ('or
s.drF , tr.-'-l tr .itv. a'I I I tr !at tr ll W
prone. .tr l I'.t.'" t Li-- «I;-,t of the I.e.
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i I'NTIe is V- AN\t I4.' NIINT\ I IEE
or Run :ter prt i,*1 t. nl tr'P I. d tien'r
wl.t be I 7 e I- r ,, 1t t! 1 t ilt'e ht ceI'I f bhe
ltra. s I'l. b. rI Ir Pt.tit- At lAti
Shunntin w,th irn o ntr ,nllt, on Ilntb
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n airt oIt a,, Li s all t nr- t'pinr ion
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n'" ,.r!r" that the r hllth-fne f r rr l :t nd
tll.l. t tIe Tl l ulll-h i;'- t toe t r .m ,"i nso
ta andt pr -!<-. t, I n ic,,--l,,,t 1 11
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-I hat he mpoo.e will .o.to
Ssepate CHAS W EYdPtDT,
I reueetafelliia SOe a it.
public patron
N; U. S. Mall Stem U
Pe aa. aeossr, as
atl Flaaengers from Bayou Sain u
L for points below Baton og. will basS
thrts bours In the Capital City bam
taking tho train for New Orleans Ymli
Snr. aerv'd on board. For particalaus sp
"O" ohoard.
1 Special Notice.
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